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    Question Cleaning Oil Stones

    Hello
    does any one know how to clean oil stones,there are 5 or so in my dads old shed (dad has passed away).
    they are in small wooden boxes made to fit the stones

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    I use kerosine and scrub them with an old toothbrush and a rag.

    Don't have a clue if that's the recommended procedure or not, but it works for me.

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    Paint thinner, solvent, and a tooth brush... All you want to do is disolve the old oil and float out the built up grime in the stones pores.

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    Boil them up in an old saucepan full of water with a bit of washing soda thrown in. Can't remember how much, prob a small half handful (sounds like drive-in shenannigans (sp?) :eek: ).

    Washing soda is found in the laundry section of the supermarket.


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    My old man (not passed away but gone blind )always told me to soak 'em in kero. He always recommended using a mixture of oil 50/50 with kero as a lubricant.

    Has worked for me - try it if you like - might not be as quick as some of the other ideas but I have reservations about water in an environment that I would normally only use oil based products with. Might just be a myth but seems anomalous to me. :confused:

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    Gday Jamie, take your point about the water but the water/soda mix has a degreasing effect and boils a lot of the crap out of the stone.

    After this you rinse the stone, let all the water dry out, and go back to using oil/kero/whatever as your usual lubricant.

    It does work well to clean the stone, but makes a mess of the saucepan. DAMHIKT

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    Thanks guys

    the question is should should i destroy one of she who must be obeyed saucepans or kero and toothbrush.
    also any members know much about old tool companys,
    such as paulcal or hyco

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farm boy
    ... should i destroy one of she who must be obeyed saucepans ...
    Nah, best trick I saw was to use a tupperware sandwich box with a bit of aircleaner foam in the bottom soaked in the oil/kero mix.
    The resealable lid keeps the wood chips/dust out.
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    gentlemen

    i have 3 clean oil stones ,kero and a toothbrush cleaned them up a treet.
    2 came out a smooth aperance and skin colour and 1 came out the same but on the other side grey in colour and a lot courser,next i want to degrease the wooden boxes they came in and talk the wife into letting me buy a honing jig
    thanks for your advice

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